Significant Winter Storm to Impact the Western U.S into Tuesday; Critical Fire Weather Conditions Across the Southern High Plains

A strong winter storm will continue to progress into the Northern Rockies and Great Basin, bringing heavy mountain snow and strong winds through Tuesday. Heavy snow combined with strong winds will produce near-blizzard conditions, with snow rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Dry, gusty winds will create widespread critical fire weather conditions in the southern High Plains through Monday.

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Marine Point Forecast

  • Overnight

    Mostly Cloudy

    WSW 13kt

    Low: 36 °F

  • Monday

    Mostly Sunny

    NE 8kt

    High: 40 °F

  • Monday

    Partly Cloudy

    S 14kt
    Waves Building2ft

    Low: 40 °F

  • Tuesday


    S 17kt

    High: 50 °F

  • Tuesday


    Winds IncreasingS 20kt

    Low: 49 °F

  • Wednesday


    Winds IncreasingWSW 27kt
    Waves Building6ft

    High: 52 °F

  • Wednesday

    Snow Likely

    W 32ktWinds Decreasing
    8ftWaves Subsiding

    Low: 26 °F

  • Thursday

    Chance Snow

    W 24ktWinds Decreasing

    High: 32 °F

  • Thursday

    Mostly Clear

    WSW 14kt

    Low: 28 °F

High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Water temperature forecast is experimental.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 1:03 am EST Feb 26, 2024
Forecast Valid: 3am EST Feb 26, 2024-6pm EST Mar 3, 2024

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Detailed Forecast

WSW wind around 13 kt. Mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 4 ft.
W wind 6 to 8 kt becoming NE in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Monday Night
E wind 9 to 14 kt becoming S after midnight. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less building to 2 ft.
S wind 14 to 17 kt, with gusts as high as 23 kt. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 2pm and 4pm. Waves around 2 ft.
Tuesday Night
S wind 13 to 16 kt increasing to 17 to 20 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 26 kt. A chance of rain and thunderstorms before 7pm, then rain likely between 7pm and 1am, then rain and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
SSW wind 21 to 24 kt becoming WSW 24 to 27 kt in the afternoon. Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Waves 4 ft building to 6 ft.
Wednesday Night
W wind 29 to 32 kt decreasing to 26 to 29 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 39 kt. Snow likely, mainly before 1am. Waves 8 ft subsiding to 5 ft.
W wind 21 to 24 kt decreasing to 16 to 19 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 kt. A chance of snow. Waves 3 to 4 ft.
Thursday Night
WSW wind 12 to 14 kt becoming SSW after midnight. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.


  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
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Point Forecast: 42.68°N 79.26°W
Last Update: 1:03 am EST Feb 26, 2024
Forecast Valid: 3am EST Feb 26, 2024-6pm EST Mar 3, 2024
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